Rob Thompson’s new Fiji Tourism role like ‘coming home’

Rob Thompson has joined Fiji Tourism after leaving his role as regional director at Tahiti Tourisme.

After spending the last 17 years at Tahiti Tourisme, where he was responsible for managing the Australian, New Zealand and Indian markets, Fijian-born Thompson will take on the role of regional manager, Tourism Fiji – Australia, overseeing all trade and consumer marketing activity for the destination out of the Sydney based office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rob into the team, he has an incredible understanding of the Australian market, as well as the Pacific Islands, and will bring with him the knowledge required to lead the team in our single largest source market for Fiji,” said Tourism Fiji CEO, Matthew Stoeckel.

Thompson said he was excited to start with Tourism Fiji.

“It feels like I’m coming home,” he said. “I had an incredible time promoting neighbouring Pacific destination, The Islands of Tahiti as Regional Director, but the opportunity to join the Tourism Fiji Australian team and promote my home country to Aussies, was too good an opportunity to miss.”